Lee Siegel

  Male      American      Writer

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Lee Siegel (b. 1957) is a New York writer and cultural critic who has written for Harper's, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, and other publications. He is the author of five books of nonfiction and has received a National Magazine Award.

Siegel was born in The Bronx, New York. He received his B.A. from the Columbia University School of General Studies and his M.A. and M.Phil. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

He worked as an editor at The New Leader and ARTnews before turning to writing full-time in 1998. Siegel has been the book critic for The Nation, art critic for Slate, television critic for and senior editor of The New Republic, staff writer for Talk magazine, staff writer for Harper's, contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times Book Review, associate editor of Raritan, senior columnist for The Daily Beast, and weekly columnist for The New York Observer. In 2011 Siegel served as one of three judges for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award...

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